• Activation of Akt characterizes estrogen receptor positive human breast cancers which respond to anthracyclines 

      Yndestad, Synnøve; Austreid, Eilin; Svanberg, Ida; Knappskog, Stian; Lønning, Per Eystein; Eikesdal, Hans Petter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-04-17)
      Anthracyclines are key components of human breast cancer chemotherapy. Here, we explored the role of Akt signaling in anthracycline resistance. The antitumor activity of doxorubicin and Akt inhibitor A-443654 alone or ...
    • Concomitant inactivation of the p53- and pRB- functional pathways predicts resistance to DNA damaging drugs in breast cancer in vivo 

      Knappskog, Stian; Berge, Elisabet Ognedal; Chrisanthar, Ranjan; Geisler, Stephanie; Staalesen, Vidar; Leirvaag, Beryl; Yndestad, Synnøve; de Faveri, Elise Norheim; Karlsen, Bård Ove; Wedge, David C.; Akslen, Lars A.; Lilleng, Peer Kåre; Løkkevik, Erik; Lundgren, Steinar; Østenstad, Bjørn; Risberg, Terje; Mjaaland, Ingvil; Aas, Turid; Lønning, Per Eystein (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-10)
      Chemoresistance is the main obstacle to cancer cure. Contrasting studies focusing on single gene mutations, we hypothesize chemoresistance to be due to inactivation of key pathways affecting cellular mechanisms such as ...
    • High PTEN gene expression is a negative prognostic marker in human primary breast cancers with preserved p53 function 

      Yndestad, Synnøve; Austreid, Eilin; Knappskog, Stian; Chrisanthar, Ranjan; Lilleng, Peer Kåre; Lønning, Per Eystein; Eikesdal, Hans Petter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Purpose: PTEN is an important tumor suppressor in breast cancer. Here, we examined the prognostic and predictive value of PTEN and PTEN pseudogene (PTENP1) gene expression in patients with locally advanced breast cancer ...
    • Impaired lymphatic function accelerates cancer growth 

      Steinskog, Eli Sihn Samdal; Sagstad, Solfrid Johanne; Wagner, Marek; Karlsen, Tine Veronica; Yang, Ning; Markhus, Carl Erik Nordvik; Yndestad, Synnøve; Wiig, Helge; Eikesdal, Hans Petter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-06-13)
      Increased lymphangiogenesis is a common feature of cancer development and progression, yet the influence of impaired lymphangiogenesis on tumor growth is elusive. C3HBA breast cancer and KHT-1 sarcoma cell lines were ...
    • Olaparib monotherapy as primary treatment in unselected triple negative breast cancer 

      Eikesdal, Hans Petter; Yndestad, Synnøve; Elzawahry, Asmaa; Llop-Guevara, Alba; Gilje, Bjørnar; Blix, Egil Støre; Espelid, Helge; Lundgren, Steinar; Geisler, Jürgen; Vagstad, Geirfinn; Venizelos, Andreas; Minsaas, Laura; Leirvaag, Beryl; Gudlaugsson, Einar; Vintermyr, Olav Karsten; Aase, Hildegunn Siv; Aas, Turid; Balmaña, Judith; Serra, Violeta; Janssen, Emiel; Knappskog, Stian; Lønning, Per Eystein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background The antitumor efficacy of PARP inhibitors (PARPi) for breast cancer patients harboring germline BRCA1/2 (gBRCA1/2) mutations is well established. While PARPi monotherapy was ineffective in patients with metastatic ...
    • The role of PTEN, PI3K-Akt-mTOR signaling and pseudogene PTENP1 in breast cancer 

      Yndestad, Synnøve (Doctoral thesis, 2018-04-19)
      Background: Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, and a major cause of premature death still today. The PI3K-Akt-mTOR signaling (in short: PI3K signaling) pathway is a growth and pro-survival pathway, ...